|The Mayor of Izmir, Mr Aziz KOCAOGLU , and Mr Akapol SORASUCHART, President of theThailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, introduced respectively the candidatures of IZMIR and AYUTTHAYA during the last BIE General Assembly.|
Izmir Turkey 2020 proposes: "New Routes to a Better World / Health for All," April 30 – October 31, 2020 with a projected 30 million visitors.
Ayutthaya Thailand 2020 proposes: "Redefine globalisation; Balanced life, sustainable living," January 15 – June 15, 2020 and projects more than 30 million visitors.
Two countries have also submitted candidacy applications to the BIE to host an International Expo in 2017: Kazakhstan, in the city of ASTANA, and Belgium, in the city of LIEGE. Other candidates can still apply until December 10th, 2011.
Liège Belgium 2017 proposes: "Connecting the world - Linking people," June 21 – September 20, 2017.
|H.E.M. Nurlan DANENOV, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in France, and Prime Minister of Belgium, Yves LETERME have respectively presented the candidatures of ASTANA and LIEGE.|